Here’s our list of Veteran’s Day events, including a long list of discounts and free stuff for active military and veterans at restaurants and retailers in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region.
We update this information each year beginning in October and continue to add events, discounts for veterans and military, and food deals as they are announced up to Veteran’s Day, November 11.
Puget Sound Veteran’s Day Events Honoring Our Military
Ceremony at Veterans Monument in Mill Creek. November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Ceremony at Veterans Monument in Library Park to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012. More info: http://www.cityofmillcreek.com/calendar
Annual Veterans Day Parade in Auburn. November 10, 2018. 11:00 AM. Auburn, Washington is designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day 2018. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Day Parade since 1965. It has grown into one of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the United States of America. More info: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community.htm
Veteran’s Day Celebration in Lynnwood. November 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony held at Veterans Park, 44th Avenue West and Veterans Way (194th Street Southwest), Lynnwood, WA. More info: http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/Events-and-Meetings.htm
Veterans Day Ceremony on the University of Washington Campus. November 11, 2018. 11–12:30 a.m. Honoring the men and women throughout our region for their dedication and service in our U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony includes recognition of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient, distinguished speakers, presentation of the colors and a performance by the Husky Band. Cake and coffee will be offered after the ceremony. No RSVP is required for this event. Parking is free on campus all day. More info: http://depts.washington.edu/vetlife/appreciation/events/veterans-day-ceremony/
Veterans Day Gathering of Remembrance and Honoring in Tulalip. November 11, 2018. 11:00AM-4:00PM. In observance of Veterans Day, the Hibulb Cultural Center offers free admission to veterans and current military of all armed forces, and their families, as one of the ways of showing our appreciation to those whose service reflects the best of selflessness and patriotism. Festivities include Posting of Colors, Light Lunch and Refreshments, Lecture Series, Veterans Healing Forum, and Culture Series. More info: https://www.hibulbculturalcenter.org/Events/Calendar/
Veterans Day Celebration at Shoreline City Hall. November 12, 2018, 2:00 PM. The Shoreline Veterans Association, the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227, and the City of Shoreline would like to recognize the contributions of the men and women in the military who have served our country and who have given so much for the cause of peace. All veterans of any U.S. military service and all who want to honor their service are invited to this annual recognition event. A short program will be followed by refreshments. The event is open to the public. Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133. More info: http://www.shorelinewa.gov/our-city/events-meetings/calendar
Free and discount admission for Veterans around Puget Sound
These deals are all for veterans and active duty personnel.
Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Northwest Trek. November 10-12, 2018. 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you. More info: https://www.nwtrek.org/event/veteransdays/
Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. November 10-12, 2018. 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is offering FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service. More info: https://www.pdza.org/events/
Free admission (+ spouse) to Woodland Park Zoo. November 11, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and their spouses with valid service identification. In addition, up to four family members accompanying heroes with valid ID receive $5 off admission on Veterans Day. More info: https://www.zoo.org/events
FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military at Museum of Flight. November 11, 2018. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Film screenings, presentations and musical performances that honor the sacrifices of war veterans. Precisely 11:00 AM, a bell will be rung twenty-one times to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War. This will be followed immediately with a patriotic musical performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band. At noon, the official ceremony begins, and will feature a color guard, and a speaking party of local city and Museum officials, as well as keynote speaker Lt. Col. Ron Limes. More info: http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events
Seattle food deals for Veterans
These deals are all for veterans and active duty personnel.
Ivar’s honors those that have served our country by offering veterans a complimentary entrée during lunch and dinner on Veterans Day, November 11. Veterans must show proof of military service such as VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214 (discharge papers) or Veterans Service Organization Card. One per person, only. No purchase required. Not valid at stadium locations. Here are the Ivar’s Veterans Day deals:
- Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Salmon House and Mukilteo Landing will be serving select items like its world-famous Fish ‘n Chips with coleslaw, Salmon House Seafood Medley with Alaska salmon, halibut, shrimp, scallops and Penn Cove clams & mussels, Seared Wild Coho Salmon with tomato-fennel chutney, or Macadamia-Coconut Crusted Alaska Lingcod with pear-golden raisin chutney. Note: menus may vary by location.
- Ivar’s Seafood Bars will offer up three-piece Fish ‘n Chips, Baby Prawns n’ Chips, four-piece Pollock ‘n Chips, Shrimp Caesar Salad (not available at Fish Bars), or a Clam Chowder Bread Bowl.
Kidd Valley a complimentary meal to veterans on 11/11/18 consisting of a regular cheeseburger, mini fries, and mini drink. Veterans must show proof of military service such as VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214 (discharge papers) or Veterans Service Organization Card. One per person, only. Not valid at stadium locations.
More food deals for Veterans Day
These deals are all for veterans and active duty personnel.
Applebee’s: (multiple locations) Every year on Veteran’s Day, Applebee’s serves a free meal to active duty and veteran military service members. Although the majority of Applebee’s restaurants participate, call your local franchise and ask about requirements.
BJ’s Restaurants: (Redmond, Tukwila, Tacoma, Puyallup)) On Sunday, November 11, all military members who dine-in restaurant receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide. And for the entire month of November, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Dr Pepper are contributing 11,000 Pizookies® to the restaurant’s ‘Buy a Hero a Pizookie’ program. Current or retired military simply claim a Pizookie® by following this link from November 1 through November 30, while supplies last. Once claimed, the offer is emailed and valid for 72 hours. Guests who would like to honor these heroes can contribute $1 or more on their restaurant bill to the program. With a contribution of $1 of more, Guests will receive a bounce-back coupon for a FREE Pizookie® with any food purchase of $9.95 valid through December 31, 2018.
Bonefish Grill: (Bothell, Marysville) On Sunday, November 11th, active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp® appetizer. You must present a valid military ID. Visit BonefishGrill.com to find a location near you.
Famous Dave’s: (Everett, Tukwila, Tacoma, Puyallup) Get a FREE Two-Meat Salute (Two-Meat Combo served with your choice of one side and a corn bread Muffin) on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
Golden Corral: (Marysville) On Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM, military veterans, retires and active duty personnel are invited to a free sit-in “thank you” dinner.
Little Caesar’s Pizza: (multiple locations) Little Caesars® Pizza will serve all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo at participating stores. On Sunday, November 11, from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., veterans and active military members can receive their free $5 Lunch Combo ( four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product).
McCormick & Schmick’s: (Bellevue) Veterans and Gold Star families (parents and spouse) can enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Sunday, November 11.
Red Lobster: (Lynnwood, Silverdale, Federal Way, Tacoma) All active duty military personnel receive a 10% discount on purchases every Monday. On November 11 and 12, veterans, active duty and reservists will receive a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu.
Red Robin: (multiple locations) FREE Double Tavern Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. You must show proof of service. Offer valid only on November 11, 2018.
Wienerschnitzel: (Everett) On November 11, Wienerschnitzel is offering a free Chili Dog with a small fry and a small Pepsi to all veterans and active duty service members. Present your military ID or dress in your uniform.
Shopping discounts for Veterans Day
These deals are all for veterans and active duty personnel. But Brown Bear car wash will also donate proceeds from paid washes to support veterans through Puget Sound Honor Flight.
Brown Bear Car Wash offers free car washes on Veterans Day, November 11 to veterans and active duty military and will also donate $1 to Puget Sound Honor Flight for every car washed. The free “Beary Clean” washes will be offered at Brown Bear’s 26 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Upon arrival, drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant. See for a list of Brown Bear’s 26 automated tunnel wash locations. For the past four years, Brown Bear has donated more than $32,000 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.
Goodyear Auto Service/Just Tires offer FREE “Checks for Vets,” plus up to $250 off tires to say “thanks” to active and retired military members and first responders. The offer is valid from November 9 through November 11 – book appointments beginning November 9, but the offer can be redeemed through November 16. You can find more details here. The “Checks for Vets” offer includes FREE tire, brake and battery checks. Military and first responders will also receive 10 percent off tires instantly, which could save you $250 when used with additional in-store offers.
Grace for Vets offers free car washes at participating locations to active duty or veteran military service members are entitled to a free car wash on November 11. Use the search tool to find a participating car wash near you. All veterans and service personnel get a free car wash at participating locations. Grace For Vets is a non-profit organization that unites the car wash industry in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia with this program.
Great Clips: FREE haircuts for veterans and active duty military.
Guitar Center (Lynnwood, Redmond, Seattle, Tukwila, Tacoma) is offering a free restring** to all active and retired military members, who present their military ID. (**Guitar Center Repairs locations only). But wait, there’s more! Savings Year-Round: active and retired military receive 10% off in-store year-round. And not to be left out, this Sunday-only, everyone saves at Guitar Center this Sunday, November 11 with a 15% off Veteran’s Day savings coupon.
Sports Clips: FREE haircuts for active duty and retired or veteran service members on November 11.